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SILENT NIGHT

DECORATING ADVICE FROM DESIGN EXPERTS The Interior Trade Cartel shares holiday decorating tips for home and hearth festivity. Get the best look for your holiday decorating by using our professional designers.Â

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Vacation Locally When time and budget don't allow for expensive holiday travel plans we checked around for fun and fabulous local options.

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Food Fight ASID Style 100% of the proceeds benefit Operation Giveback, a joint effort between ASID Texas San Antonio Design Community and the NKBA Texas South Plains Chapters to provide help to a local wounded warrior.

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ASID Pinnacle Awards

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Interior Trade Cartel Meets Fashion

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Holiday Gift Ideas for the Home

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EXECUTIVE EDITOR Kim Young

ASSISTANT EDITOR Chinyere Okoro

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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Nan Krigbaum Donna Reed Kim Young

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Greg Harrison Art Hosley Lana Nguyen Jason Roberts

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PHOTO BY ART HOSLEY STYLING BY NAN KRIGBAUM

Interior Trade Cartel dazzles this holiday season with a Bar Cabinet from CTH Sherrill, sparkling accessories from Howard Elliott and John Richard and a luxurious faux fur throw made of Novel fabric. Also featured are original oils by Mendoza, a beautiful crystal chandelier from American Brass & Crystal and a lighted blown glass hurricane from Bradburn Gallery. Ann Gish and Lili Alessandra pillows add luster. A Hancock & Moore wing chair is paired with a Regina Andrew spot table. Mixing metals of gold, pewter, nickel and champagne is de rigueur and makes for sensational holiday décor!

www.nhometx.com For advertising information, please call 210.568.9688 or email info@nhometx.com. For editorial comments and suggestions, please email info@nhometx.com. TO REACH US: 10221 Desert Sands, Ste. 208 San Antonio, Texas 78216 Phone: 210.568.9688 Copyright © by NHOME Texas Magazine. All rights reserved. Reproduction without the expressed written permission of the publisher is prohibited.


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’TIS THE SEASON FOR MY FAVORITE TIME OF THE YEAR. ALTHOUGH WE ARE BUSIER THAN USUAL AND EVERYONE IS TRYING TO WRAP UP PROJECTS AND PREPARE FOR THE HOLIDAYS, MOST OF US ARE IN HIGH SPIRITS, SMILING AND LAUGHING JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE. As you’re planning your holiday and preparing your home for guests and entertaining, consider using a professional designer to not only lighten your load, but to give you the best of new and elegance for the season and New Year. One notable design group is our cover feature, Interior Trade Cartel (ITC). Even if you’re a DIY, they have selections that will suit your style. Pictured with me is Peggy Zettner, owner of ITC and also a dear friend. I have admired her design creativity for years. In addition to having talented designers, they also have a heart to give back. Recently they held a fashion show using Novel upholstery fabrics and partnered with local designers to create beautiful and exotic outfits that were auctioned off with proceeds to support the non-profit for abused children, A Human Project. PROUD MEMBER OF: Interior Designer, Nichelle Hosley coordinated this well attended show. San Antonio has a lot of great designers. Recently some local ASID designers received well deserved awards at the annual Pinnacle Awards ceremony. It is our honor to have been the media sponsor for that event. Enjoy the pages showcasing several amazing designers’ work. Our local ASID members also love supporting non-profits. Their most recent event was Food Fight San Antonio benefiting Operation Giveback. As many of our readers know, at NHOME we are passionate about giving back to the community; we love supporting our clients who take the time to raise money for worthy causes. We were recently privileged to spend the evening with wounded warriors and military officers at The Grill at Leon Springs for the Wish For Our Heroes fundraising event. Master Chef Thierry Burkle delighted our taste buds, and thousands of dollars were raised to benefit local wounded military families. The need is great, and donations are always needed. Kudos to former Army Captain, Jeff Wells, the visionary behind the Wounded Warriors non-profit organization. We hope that you will be in the spirit of giving this holiday season and take the time to find a non-profit you care about that will greatly benefit from your donation from the heart. In the spirit of giving let's keep in mind the reason for this wonderful season. Happy Holidays from NHOME to your Home!

Adaku Okoro, publisher adaku@nhometx.com

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Interior Trade Cartel is a stunning 10,000 square foot, showroom catering to design professionals in South Texas since 1997. ITC offers a vast array of fabrics, wallcoverings, window coverings, furniture, lighting, accessories and flooring.”

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contributors NAN KRIGBAUM

Since Nan Krigbaum acquired her interior design degree in 1992, her work has taken her to clients’ projects in Seattle, Honolulu and Palm Springs. As manager of the furniture department at Interior Trade Cartel, Krigbaum’s goal is to help the interior designers of San Antonio and Austin find aesthetic solutions that work within their budgets.

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DONNA REED

Donna Reed is an Interior Designer and President of DKR Interior Design. She is a member of ASID (American Society of Interior Design) and has served on the ASID San Antonio Design Community Board for the past 4 years to include Chair in 2013-2014 and currently holds the position of “Special Events Chair”. Her love for Interior Design and Philanthropy in our local community are evident in the many projects she has been involved with over the years. Born and raised in San Antonio, a Military City, her current mission is to “GIVE BACK “to deserving military families by Designing, Building or Re-modeling their spaces to accommodate any special needs they might have as they return home. She enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and friends at the lake and spoiling her granddaughters.

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KIM YOUNG

Kim Young, a native Texan and secondgeneration realtor, is a broker/associate with BHGRE Bradfield Properties. She has been assisting luxury homebuyers and sellers in the San Antonio/Hill Country area since 1999. She is a four-year recipient of the coveted National Five Star Professional Award and a four-year past recipient of the Platinum Top 50 Award. She is a certified Texas Real Estate Commission MCE instructor and a CARTUScertified buyer/marketing specialist, and she serves on the Texas Association of Realtors Professional Standards Committee and the SABOR Professional Development Committee/ Instructor Committee. In addition to her real estate career, she is an author and co-author of the Creating Machine series, and she writes for various publications and websites.

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PEGGY ZETTNER

MIKE HOLLAWAY

BELINDA VELA-REYNA

Mike Hollaway enjoys a well-earned reputation as one of the San Antonio area’s most prestigious builders of fine custom homes since 1992. One of his many well-earned awards was the 2008 Builder of the Year. He is a past president of the Greater San Antonio Builders Association; he holds graduate master builder (GMB) and certified green professional (CGP) designations from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB); and he is a voting director of the Texas Association of Builders and the NAHB. Hollaway currently builds throughout San Antonio, as far north as Austin and Horseshoe Bay and as far south as the Eagle Ford Shale. Some of his community involvement includes being a past member of Rey Feo court, and he is honored to have been chosen to build the 2015 St. Jude’s Dream Home.

Belinda Vela-Reyna is originally from Corpus Christi, Texas. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Master of Science degree in Educational Guidance and Counseling from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. She retired from an 11-year career as a U.S. probation officer for the Western District of Texas San Antonio Division to stay home with her two beautiful daughters, Alexandria and Mia. She also has two amazing stepchildren, Danielle and John, and a wonderful husband. She has always had a passion for design, and she recently enjoyed renovating her new home with the help of Trent Hultgren.

KRISTAL POWELL

DALE PONDER

TRISH NAJIM

San Antonio native Peggy Zettner has been in the wholesale interior design industry for more than 21 years. As president of Interior Trade Cartel Inc. (ITC) for the past 17-plus years, she has seen many changes in the local interior design market. And business has never been better. Zettner has always felt there was a need to bring more design product to the trade in San Antonio. ITC currently represents more than 100 lines of product. ITC is an ASID industry partner, and it is very involved in the community. As a wife, mother, daughter, sister and aunt, Zettner stays pretty busy. She loves entertaining family and friends, and her newest passion has been getting involved personally in the community. Her two biggest passions are CASA and Wounded Warriors.

Kristal Powell is the cofounder of CKC Custom Homes who serves as the driving force behind the beauty and elegance that is evident in the company’s finished homes. She uses a hands-on approach, personally assisting clients in the selection of paint, tile, cabinets and all aspects of design. Much of CKC’s success can be attributed to Powell’s passion for perfecting the unique style of CKC Custom Homes.

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Dale Ponder is the owner and operator of Cozy Outdoor Escapes, an outdoor living retail center focusing on customer service and high-end equipment. His career started in the electrical trades, where he held various positions in a large, non-union shop in San Antonio, where he was raised. He later entered the international market, project managing the construction of drug interdiction radar sites throughout South and Central America and owning and operating a telecommunication construction service company in Caracas, Venezuela. Ponder left the business in 2010 to pursue his passion for the outdoor living retail sector. He developed a business plan, and Cozy Outdoor Escapes opened to the public in March 2011.

As a realtor and certified luxury home marketing specialist, Trish Najim prides herself in providing her clients a service to best assist them with their real estate needs regardless of whether they are sellers or buyers. Najim is with Keller Williams Realty Luxury International in San Antonio, and she is also a certified staging consultant and an interior design consultant. With her design background, she is able to work with buyers to visualize themselves in the home of their dreams, and to help sellers make their homes appealing to buyers. 


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or your next catering event, The Grill at Leon Springs is the place to call. Most people are shocked to learn that this acclaimed restaurant and renowned master chef will come to you. Those “in the know” call Chef Thierry Burkle; he makes even the smallest event appear grand. It’s not often that I have the pleasure of personally knowing the subjects within these pages. But tonight as I write, The Grill is catering my second book launch party. Chef/owner Thierry Burkle and I met late one afternoon to discuss how I visualized my event. There is almost nothing better than sitting on the patio at The Grill relaxing with a beverage. If you’ve got a busy schedule, you don’t have to sit face to face with Burkle to discuss your next event; you can make a phone call, but

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when we finished talking I planned on meeting friends there for Happy Hour, so it made sense to make it a double. I had a pretty good idea of the type of presentation I wanted since The Grill, caters many of the events I attend as a Realtor, in addition to having catered my first book launch last year. But if this is your first experience with The Grill you can rest assured that they know how to present your best foot forward. Even though I know what sets The Grill apart from everyone else, I needed a quote, so I asked the question. In his French accent, Burkle said: “We treat you like family. We pay attend to the details. Our foods are fresh, from scratch, and from the heart is our motto.” The Grill’s Thierry Burkle, chef/owner and Armand Obadia,

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manager/owner are passionate about what they do. For them a restaurant is not a business but a way of life. When you go to the Grill, or have them cater your event, you are being welcomed into their hearts and home. Both Burkle and Obadia, oversee every aspect of the restaurant, bar and catering operations on a daily basis. Chef Burkle, began his culinary career in his native Paris, moving to Washington D.C. to continue his work with French chef Michel Laudier at the highly regarded Rive Gauche. Setting sights on San Antonio, he and his partners opened L’Etoile in 1984 which closed in 2009, shortly after Burkle and Obadia opened The Grill at Leon Springs. The accolades and awards continue to follow Burkle. Armand Obadia moved to the United States from his native Israel in 1974. He brings more than 35 years of restaurant management and ownership experience to The Grill. I’m guessing you’ll be calling The Grill at Leon Springs for your next event, but if you need more information call 210-698-8797 or go to www. leonspringsgrill.com. ■

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COVER STORY

Calm,all is Bright all is

Decorating For The Holidays // BY: NAN KRIGBAUM // PHOTOS BY: ART HOSELY

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FOR MANY THE THOUGHT OF THE APPROACHING HOLIDAY SEASON IS DAUNTING TO SAY THE LEAST, AND EVEN PANIC-PRODUCING TO OTHERS! SOME DREAD IT BASED ON THE MEMORIES OF PAST YEARS, EXPECTATIONS OF OTHERS OR COMPARISONS TO SOMEONE WHO SEEMS EVERY YEAR, TO CREATE A FLAWLESS HOLIDAY ATMOSPHERE. Comparing your efforts to others is futile for a myriad of reasons: You may not have the same amount of “free time” or resources. You may be great at many things but decorating might not be on that list. You may not even feel the need to “go all out” as others do. That’s OK! If decorating is more stress-invoking than fun, it may be time to hire a professional. The holidays should reflect you, your loved ones and what you cherish. An interior designer, decorator or a specialist in decorating for holidays and special occasions can help you define how you want to express what this time of year means to you. He or she can look at the materials that you have to work with and make suggestions as to what you might add or edit. Sometimes fresh eyes will see things that others wouldn’t. Maybe your 10-year-old garland is a looking a little forlorn and it’s time to replace it. Or perhaps it needs another element added to it to spruce it up, like grosgrain or burlap ribbon. There are no absolute rules as to how you must define your personality for the holidays and what you hold most dear. According to Peggy Zettner, President of Interior Trade Cartel, “Decorate the holidays with things you cherish. I love to collect Christmas decorations like these Russian Santa's. There are no two just alike. I also collect ornaments from my travels and ornaments that have been handed down through family generations. This is my favorite time of year. A time to reflect on past memories and a time to create new ones. The chill in the air (we hope), the lights, and the all the beautiful treasured decorations all contribute to a beautiful holiday. The most treasured holiday memories are those we make with the people that are important in our lives.”

TIPS FOR SHARING WHAT BRINGS YOU JOY Love of Family & Friends: Create a display with framed photos taken during previous holiday seasons. The frames could be somewhat similar, i.e. all in silver and gold, or all the photos are printed in black and white which will keep the focus on the photos themselves. The frames could be displayed on a table top or even placed within a tree. Another fun way would be to hang them along NOVEMBER//DECEMBER 2015 NHOME /

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“MIXING METALS OF GOLD, PEWTER, NICKEL AND CHAMPAGNE IS DE RIGUEUR AND MAKES FOR SENSATIONAL HOLIDAY DECOR!” a hallway and connect them with a large, festive ribbon that swags between each photo. The Thrill of Travel: Perhaps you’ve collected beautiful pieces from far flung places. A clever decorating professional can find a way to unite your collection in a meaningful way. She might stage them in an étagère and weave candles or lights throughout to add some light. A small tree that has branches filled with postcards from around the world can evoke wonderful memories and great conversations! A Passion for Fashion: Do you have an amazing scarf collection? Use it as garland up a staircase and weave in lights and tulle! In the mid 1980s, my roommate and I were broke but determined to decorate. We pooled our resources and bought a tree and some lights. We were young and had not begun to collect ornaments nor was that in our budget. This was the era of the GIANT, 80s earrings and so we took our favorite, huge, sparkly earrings, hung them on the tree. To this day it was one of the most meaningful years of holiday decorating and my friend Cathy and I recall it fondly. Tips for Setting Up and Taking Down A professional can help you to organize

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My clients are transplants to this area and they consider their Texas friends to be their family. Each year they throw a holiday party for their friends with a theme and their invitations reflect the theme while their entry sets the stage. Both are avid bird enthusiasts and their yard is a sanctuary for all kinds of birds. They adore Cardinals and have spent years collecting them  Last year their party had a Cardinal theme. - MaryBeth Edgerton

your decorations, find the right containers to keep them safe and streamline the process of setting up and taking down. Photographing what works is imperative! When you have created a truly pleasing display, be sure you keep a photographic record of it. You may even want to store all the items from each display together. For example, if you love the menorah display on your dining table and want to be sure to duplicate it next year, keep all the items together in one box or container and tape a photo of that display to the container so you’ll know exactly what you’re pulling out of the attic next year! Try something different after the take-down. For many the home feels gloomy after the lights come down and the candles are blown out. Maybe it’s time to rearrange the furniture with the help of your decorator. Or invest in a new piece of art or a beautiful rug that you can’t wait to display when the decorations are put away. Reflect the Reason for the Season The holiday season means many things to many people. Many look forward to it as a time to reflect on years past. For some it’s the very beginning of what will become family traditions. No matter your reason, it should be a time of joy and celebration. Investing in the help of a professional can make it both calm and bright. ■

For more information contact nan@interiortradecartel.com.


We spent several years in Germany, while my husband was active duty in the US Air Force. We visited many of the European Christmas markets and sampled the local holiday treats along with the popular Christmas drinks. We also had the opportunity to do some extensive traveling. We took a special trip to Waechtersbach, Germany, where I purchased my favorite red Christmas dishes. Then, to complete my holiday table, we went on to Prague the capital of the Czech Republic. I splurged on an assortment of beautiful crystal candle sticks and purchased a set of stunning glassware. I am reminded of these cherished times when I set my Christmas table. All of the fond memories of those years spent in Europe come flooding back. Â - Amy Webb

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HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS AVOID THE HASSLE OF CROWDS AND CRAZINESS AND SELECT ONE OF THESE UNIQUE GIFT IDEAS FOR THOSE ON YOUR HARD TO BUY FOR LIST.

Global Views offers a stunning array of decorative accessories for walls and table top. Available exclusively To-the-Trade in San Antonio, at Interior Trade Cartel.

Obidos Vase-Aubergine

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The words quirky and beautiful are not words you often see together, but they fit our Obidos Vases brilliantly! The unique shape of the vases are awesomely paired with rich, sumptuous colors. Made of Portuguese ceramic and named after the city of Obidos, Portugal, our matte dark aubergine vases feature an incredible asymmetrical shape and swooping top that allows you to get a peek of all details at any angle. The triangle cutouts give you a window to the lovely contrasting glossy magenta colors within the vase. Available in two sizes: small and large. www.interiortradecartel.com

These classic Mid-Century inspired ceramics are formed in a mold with hand applied diamond and circular elements, finished in a blue reactive glaze. They are from a classic Mid-Century Italian ceramic workshop and are updated with a current trend color. www.interiortradecartel.com

Zero Gravity Recliner If you need to reduce the stress on your spine, you can with a Zero Gravity Recliner from Relax The Back. Using a concept developed by NASA, this recliner takes the stress off your spine by elevating you to a “zero gravity” position. With your feet raised to the same level as your heart, the strain of gravity on your vertebrae will be less, relieving the discomfort of back pain. All positions from upright to full recline are supported, with a locking mechanism, so you can find the perfect position for you. The Zero Gravity Recliner has the added benefit of improving circulation, so your heart can work less and you can relax more. www.relaxtheback.com

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FOR THE HOME Alien Companion Stool Alien Companion stool by Philip Gross of Denmark. Fun and functional, this stool is more than just furniture, it’s art. Steel frame with solid elm seat. $395. Available at Copenhagen Imports at 18603 Blanco. www.CopenhagenLiving.com

Khamila An original painting by the Mexican Artist “Alberta” run through different colors of the spectrum using mixed media such as oil paint and acrylic, the canvas is over a silver foil finish wood frame. This painting includes an abstract style that will bring color and character to your home. 71” x 47” - $1,280 www.khamila.com

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he American Society Of Interior Designers is the oldest and largest professional organization of the interior designer profession with more than 38,000 members. Professional members of ASID must past rigorous acceptance standards. The Texas chapter is comprised of nine sub-chapters throughout the state. Together these associations contain more than 1200 members. Categories of membership include: Professional, Allied, Associate members in addition to Industry Partners and Student chapter members. The local San Antonio design community continues to promote the society and its members. This September the San Antonio design community held its

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second annual 2015 Pinnacle of Design Awards Ceremony. The awards ceremony recognized the finest interior design achievements of the ASID Texas San Antonio design community with a gourmet dinner, door prizes, and a vendor showcase with products from the local and national ASID industry partners. There were 170 in attendance; of the 67 entries there were 33 winners. The vendor showcase of 25 industry partners also displayed their products. Winners were announced and received their prestigious awards at the ceremony. We are extremely proud of our interior designers, industry partners and students who participated. Congratulations to all. â–


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he San Antonio Board of REALTORS® hosted its fourth annual Heroes Welcome Home program on October 29, an education initiative preparing San Antonio area REALTORS® to serve the housing needs of our military community. “San Antonio is home to so many of our country’s military personnel,” said Mary Ann Jeffers, SABOR’s 2015 Chairman of the Board. “These men and women often have specialized needs when it comes to buying and selling property and this program gives REALTORS® the tools they need to be the best resource to our city’s military members.” While this is an annual event, the subject matter changes each year to ensure the REALTORS® in attendance learn diverse information and the latest trends affecting military moves. This year’s event included topics such as understanding basic training, working with base housing and learning about financial assistance available to veterans. Contact information for REALTORS® completing the program will be entered into a publicly accessible database, allowing military families seeking the expertise of a professional to be provided a list of REALTORS® who have taken the course. This list can be found at www. saheroeswelcomehome.org. In support of the ever-growing community of military, SABOR not only hosts this educational event for REALTORS® to assist returning and relocating military families in achieving the dream of homeownership; all net proceeds of the event will be donated to a local veterans organization. “In 2014 we were proud to present over $10,000 to the San Antonio Coalition for Veterans and Families,” said Angela Shields, SABOR’s President and CEO. “This is a very special program and we look forward to being able to give back to our city’s military families again this year.” ■


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A Holiday Staycation SAN ANTONIO STYLE // SPECIAL TO NHOME

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La Cantera Hill Country Resort is a perfect retreat to recharge and reconnect. Poised at the pinnacle of 550-acres, it offers a pristine oasis with stunning views of the Texas Hill Country and two world-class golf courses. New restaurants offer culinary discoveries for every palate. At SweetFire Kitchen enjoy a twist on regional home-style cuisine along with signature dishes from its fire-roasted oven. Primero Cantina offers innovative Tex-Flex cuisine in a vibrant environment anchored by an indoor/ outdoor bar. Sire is the perfect place to sip a hand-crafted cocktail and snack on small bites, gourmet cheeses and cured and smoked meats from the charcuterie Bocado. Topaz and Vista Grille at the adult and resort pools offer healthy cuisine and inventive drinks. All pools are equipped with private cabañas for up to eight, each with a flat-screen TV, refrigerator and optional bottle service. The journey to relaxation begins on the scenic drive to the resort. Upon check-in, enjoy The Cantera Tortuga, a slightly decadent mix of Texas pecan, honey, caramel and dried peaches enclosed in a layer of dark chocolate. La Cantera Hill Country Resort is an all-new adventure. The getaway is waiting, reserve online at www. lacanteraresort.com or call (855) 499.2960. Just 30 minutes northwest of San Antonio and five minutes from the center of the historic town of Boerne rests Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort & Spa. The upscale resort is the perfect place for a vacation—whether planning a romantic getaway, a golf weekend or a family vacation. Guests may enjoy 18-holes on the resort course, which has recently under-

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f you’re wanting to do something a little different this holiday season but don’t have the time or budget to plan a family getaway, San Antonio offers several Staycation opportunities you’ll want to explore.

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gone a $2M Tripp Davis restoration. The golf course restoration includes new bunkers and tee boxes, restored Greens and a practice Putting Green. Guests may also soak up some sun on the new $1M resort pool deck, which is complete with a heated pool, hot tub, curvedtube water slide, fire pits, cabanas, shuffleboard courts and an outdoor bar with flat-screen televisions. In the evening, guests and locals are invited to wind down with pure Texas fare and carefully crafted cocktails at La Cascada Table & Bar. On Friday and Saturday evenings on the La Cascada patio, visitors enjoy the Songwriters & Storytellers Live Music Series, which is complimentary and open to the public with food and drink specials. For more information contact lesley@ theprboutique.com.

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Situated on the tranquil River Walk in downtown San Antonio, the historic Omni La Mansión del Rio marries Spanish Colonial architecture and old-world charm with modern comforts. Hallmarks of this authentic experience included 338 comfortably appointed guest rooms and suites, the award-winning Las Canarias restaurant, flexible meeting and event space as well as unparalleled service standards. Culinary: Running until the end of the year is “Flavors of the World - ¡Destinación Chile!” – a culinary promotion in which La Mansion’s restaurant will be serving up Chilean inspired dishes, as well as a wide variety of Chilean wines. Additionally, acclaimed Executive Chef Benjamin Knack of Las Canarias, also serves as Executive Chef at Ostra – located right across the River Walk at sister property Mokara Hotel & Spa. Ostra is renowned as the finest seafood dining experience in the city. Either way – guests at La Mansion will be eating well during their staycation. Spa: What better way to start off a staycation than the Forbes Four Star-rated Mokara Spa? Located directly across the River Walk at ultra-luxe sister property Mokara Hotel & Spa - the acclaimed 17,000-square-foot Mokara Spa houses 18 treatment rooms, a couples’ treatment room, private sanctuary lounges, whirlpool, steam and sauna, Vichy showers, plus an outdoor poolside café with rooftop views of the city. Black-diamond dust

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Seasons of Savings Package Omni Hotels & Resorts’ “Seasons of Savings” package gives shoppers a head start before Black Friday and Cyber Monday to book rooms at iconic resorts and urban city center properties across North America ranging from $89 to $219, varying by location. Omni’s Select Guest loyalty members can start booking as early as Friday, Nov. 13, and all travelers may book beginning Tuesday, Nov. 17. Those who want to get in on the savings early can join the Select Guest loyalty program at no charge. Stocking Stuff Package While making winter vacation plans, travelers also have an opportunity to give back during the holidays through Omni’s “Stocking Stuffer” package. Omni will provide guests who book the package a token at check-in to designate toward select charities that support fighting hunger, offering shelter or distributing toys to children. In addition to giving back to one of three charities,

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guests will enjoy up to 15 percent off a two-night stay, a $10 Omni gift card, and a festive turndown treat on the first night of arrival. The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa is a magical destination for holiday staycations. The resort is transformed into a captivating holiday wonderland where elves abound and an abundance of holiday activities take place daily. Take a nightly stroll through the JW Holiday Illumination light show featuring thousands of twinkling lights set to holiday music before enjoying peppermint s’mores at the fire pit under the Texas Hill Country sky. The JW San Antonio elves will teach the resort’s youngest guests how to become a certified elf at the resort’s elf school before they meet Santa and Mrs. Claus for breakfast at 18 Oaks. The hand-crafted gingerbread village will welcome guests with a tour of an old European town. Those looking for a thrill can take the Polar Plunge, a brisk trip down one of the resort’s water slides before plunging into a chilly pool. Those looking for an unforgettable holiday experience will delight with the memories and traditions made at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. Reservations can be made by visiting www.jwsanantonio.com or 210-276-2500. ■

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resides with the “Holiday River of Lights Package.” Families will receive hot cocoa served at the acclaimed riverfront restaurant Las Canarias, and a warm, handcrafted serape (traditional Latin American blanket). The package also includes luxurious accommodations and one ticket per registered guest to the Rio San Antonio River Cruise, a 35-minute narrated history of the famed San Antonio Riverwalk. From November 26 – January 4, as guests enjoy their riverboat cruise, thousands of lights draped on trees along the River Walk create a festive holiday wonderland that is enjoyed by both children and the young at heart. Children also receive amenities including an Omni Sensational Kids’ backpack and an evening with a Kids’ Sweet Treat turndown consisting of cookies and milk. Rates for the River of Lights Package start at $279.00 per night for a family of four, based on availability.


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FOOD FIGHT San Antonio BENEFITING OPERATION GIVEBACK // BY: DONNA K. REED, ALLIED ASID // PHOTOGRAPHY BY: JASON ROBERTS

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great evening of food, fun and celebration was had by all on October 20 as Ferguson’s Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery hosted a fundraising event titled FOOD FIGHT San Antonio, with 100% of the proceeds to benefit Operation Giveback, a joint effort between ASID Texas San Antonio Design Community and the NKBA Texas South Plains Chapters to provide a local wounded warrior, Army Sergeant Michael Gallardo and his family with a new master bedroom and bath addition. FOOD FIGHT San Antonio consisted of five cooking teams that included ASID Industry Partners and NKBA Members, Triton Stone, Travis Tile, Palmer Todd, Marazzi Tile and a team of ASID Practioners and Industry partners, Gina Roth, Allied ASID, JoAnn Wilmeth, ASID IP California Closets and Linda Leroux, ASID IP Fergusons. Dishes such as Chicken on a Rack, Potato Crusted Chicken Bits, Bada Bing Dip, Honey Siracha Chicken Wings and Siracha Chicken Quesadilla were prepared and had to include one of three secret ingredients, which were, Potato Chip, Siracha or Pumpkin. All were absolutely wonderfully delicious. Dishes were then presented to a panel of distinguished celebrity judges Johnny Hernandez, local Restaurateur and Caterer and owner of La Gloria, La Fruiteria, El Machito, Casa Hernan and True Flavors Catering. Chef Scotty, Corporate Executive Chef of Milestone Distributors, and private chef to the stars in California and Chef Krista, local owner and operator of Krista’s Culinary Creations serving authentic cuisines from around the world. Awards were present in the categories, “The Big Cheese” Heavyweight Champion, Best Presentation, Most Palatable, Peoples Choice and Most Creative. Sergeant Gallardo and his family were in attendance and he gave a very moving speech with such appreciation. Guests included industry professionals and members of local organizations such as NARI National Association of Remodelers Industry, GSABA Greater

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San Antonio Builders Association, as well as ASID Texas San Antonio Design Community and NKBA Texas South Plains Chapter. They made their way from kitchen to kitchen to taste the great dishes and drank wine / beer provided by Emser Tile and a signature Margarita provided by La Fruiteria. Raffle tickets were also sold during the evening for some great

“100% OF THE FUNDS RAISED BENEFIT WOUNDED WARRIORS.” prizes such as a Flat Screen TV, IPAD mini and a BBQ Pit just to name a few. Thank you to all of the donors who so graciously donated raffle prizes and numerous Event Sponsors: Blair Young Construction, AG&M, Atlas Floors, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery, Lighting Inc., Cox Tile, Custom Building Products, Frigidaire, GE, Wolf, Emser Tile, True Flavors Catering, Rug Store USA, Alan Petlin Gourmet Floors, Allen & Allen, AG&M, Baxter Design Group, Viking, Branson Design Group, Kitchen Aide, Daltile, Carlyle Flooring, Custom Building Products and Mayu Group. A big Thank You also to the FOOD FIGHT San Antonio committee members: Shea Pumarejo, NKBA V.P. Programs, Donna Reed, Allied ASID, Adrian Galvan, Allied ASID, Tessa Burns / Emser Tile, Kelly Rigsby / Ferguson, Lynley Serratt, Allied ASID / Palmer Todd and Mariana Loya-Martinez / NKBA V.P. Communications. The success of this event was so amazing, thank you to all who attended and we look forward to next year’s FOOD FIGHT San Antonio 2016! ■ NOVEMBER//DECEMBER 2015 NHOME /

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he Magik Theatre celebrates it’s 22nd season with Magik Adventures unlike any before. Shelley Weber, Director of Education & Outreach said, “We are very proud of our arts programming at The Magik Theatre. Our focus is on the creative life of each individual child and helping them to learn life skills through theatre skills. Each program is geared toward providing lessons in empathy, teamwork, accountability, the proper way to deliver constructive criticism and gives the students the satisfaction and excitement of being part of creating art. I strongly believe in the value of arts education for all children and I feel that our education programs allow students the ability to have a deeper understanding and appreciation of art, themselves and their peers. We have many students who return to our programming and performances year after year and to see who they are becoming as blossoming adults is just awe-inspiring. Magik is assisting in the growth of some really amazing people and we are proud to have been entrusted with this great responsibility.” Tiffany Maltos, Education Programs Manager, explained The Teens At Risk Program, “X-

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Kim Young “REACHING CHILDREN AND TEENS FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE WITH THE HEALING POWER OF THE THEATRE.” celerated Theatre offers a rehabilitative theatre arts mentorship to some of San Antonio’s most at-risk young people. The students in the program come from different economic, ethnic, and social backgrounds and must learn to put aside these conflicts to form a cohesive troupe. Each workshop concludes with a sharing of an original work for friends and family that speaks to the obstacles and social issues that matter to the students.” “As we enter our 22nd season, we are proud to have raised an entire generation of theatre-goers who have gained an appreciation for the performing arts. The Magik Theatre expects these young adults to continue their love of live theatre and support it here in San Antonio and wherever their future takes them,” concluded Alan Petlin, President, Board of Directors. There are seven productions scheduled at The Magik Theatre between October 2015 and September 2016. ■ For education opportunities or ticket information visit www.magiktheatre.org.

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Young Professionals Use FaceTime SOCIAL MEDIA IS A GROWING TREND IN THE HOME BUYING PROCESS // SPECIAL TO NHOME // PHOTOGRAPHY: GREG HARRISON

LEFT TO RIGHT: SHAWN MCGUIRE, SALES MANAGER AT ALTEZA, KAJEL, SAMAR SHAH (THE SHAH FAMILY)

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hen young professionals Samar and Kajel Shah found out they were moving to San Antonio, they researched their options on Facebook and then toured Alteza Residences via FaceTime. They were immediately hooked. Eleven months later, the Shahs continue to call Alteza Residences home and couldn’t be happier. The Shahs aren't the only ones using social media to find a home. In fact, more and more people are turning to social media in their home search. For those moving to a new city, like the Shah family, FaceTime makes it easy to tour a potential home without making the trip. Future buyers also use Facebook and Instagram to compare various homes on the market. A quick Internet search can even tell a homebuyer all about the neighborhood and community in which they are looking. The growing social media trend certainly

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eases and expedites the home buying process. “More and more people are using social media to search for a new home, “said Shawn McGuire, sales manager of Alteza Residences. “With the Internet at our fingertips, homebuyers are able to take virtual tours of homes on the market, whether using FaceTime or website pictures. This growing trend definitely makes the process much easier for everyone involved.” High-rise living is a true paradise for young couples like the Shahs. Offering five-star resort amenities and a maintenance-free lifestyle, Alteza is ideal for any young professional looking to live downtown. Residents can easily go to dinner, explore the historic districts of San Antonio, or enjoy drinks with friends by simply walking down the street. “Alteza’s location was the true selling point. We are new to the city and still young so we wanted to have easy access to all that downtown has to offer,” said Samar. “We also love that the floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive balcony give us spectacular views of the city, which is something you can’t get in the suburbs. Not to mention the rooftop pool and Jacuzzi, which is a great place to relax after work. We truly picked the best place to live in San Antonio.” Alteza Residences, located in the rich and diverse cultural center of downtown San Antonio, sits atop the Grand Hyatt overlooking the booming downtown. Alteza Residences is comprised of 147 exquisitely designed, spacious residences boasting up to 4,451 square feet. Prices begin in the mid $300s for onebedroom homes, mid $500s for more spacious two-bedroom homes and spectacular penthouses are available starting at $998,900. Alteza Residences combines luxury living with the exceptional service of a world-class hotel to make the living experience incomparable. Ranked #2 by Forbes Magazine “ for big cities stealing financial jobs from New York City,” San Antonio is recognized nationally as a city in motion. The city’s downtown is known as a chic urban address for up and coming living. Alteza Residences is San Antonio’s top selling condominium and was awarded Downtown San Antonio’s “Best of Residential” by Downtown Alliance San Antonio. Alteza is located at 610 E. Market Street and open daily. ■

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF PARADE OF HOMES AND PLATINUM TOP 50 REALTORS

ON OCTOBER 14TH, PLATINUM TOP 50 REALTORS OF SAN ANTONIO PARTNERED WITH THE PARADE OF HOMES TO HOST A VIP REALTOR NIGHT.

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ASID PINNACLE AWARDS // PHOTOGRAPHY: JASON ROBERTS

Over 170 attended the 2015 ASID awards event featuring vendor showcase of 25 industry partners, a delightful dinner and door prizes. Out of the 67 entries there were 33 prestigious awards. This is one of the premier events of the year for members and their industry partners. â–

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WISH FOR OUR HEROES FUNDRAISER // PHOTOGRAPHY: JASON ROBERTS

THE GRILL AT LEON SPRINGS and Coach Greg Popovich recently hosted the Wish For Our Heroes fundraiser. Guests enjoyed a four course delight prepared by Master Chef Thierry Burkle. Former Army Captain, Jeff Wells, Founder and President of Wish for Our Heroes welcomed the sold out event. â–

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INTERIOR TRADE CARTEL MEETS FASHION // PHOTOGRAPHY: JASON ROBERTS

INTERIOR TRADE CARTEL presented “Interior Design Meets Fashion”. It was sponsored by Novel Fabrics and was a huge success; surely an event to remember. Five local fashion designers: Austin Hosley (The Art Institute-Austin), Jerry Parker (The Art Institute San Antonio), Laverne Witherspoon (San Antonio), Olivia Willms (Incarnate Word), and Shanavier McClemore (San Antonio) transformed our beautiful Novel upholstery fabrics into fabulous runway garments which were later auctioned for “A Human Project” which aids abused children. Special guest Anthony Ryan Auld gave us a glimpse of what’s to come in his 2016. The event was a huge success! ■

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